For the icing:
Mix sugar, oil, eggs and extract with beater. Gradually add the dry ingredients alternately with milk. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. Roll on a floured board, shape into balls, or roll into 6 or 7 inch ropes and twist into ball-shaped knots. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees until light brown on the bottom (approximately 12 to 15 minutes).
Frost with confectioners' sugar icing, made by adding milk to confectioners' sugar until it reaches the proper consistency, and adding a few drops of vanilla extract for flavor. Sprinkle top of cookies with colored sprinkles while the icing is wet, if desired.
From Kids in the Kitchen, a Bradley School-Portsmouth cookbook.More about the Bradley School